NON accredited lpn schools in my area.

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    My area seriously lacks anything including schools. I'm in NE Pa and so far I have been unable to find a accredited lpn program. There is a Vo Tech school in my area I been looking into and I plan on calling about, however I don't think they are accredited but its a year long program which is what I'm looking for. So my question is if someone has no plans on becoming a RN and is happy being LPN would the accreditation matter really? I just can't drive 1 1/2-2hrs each day to a accredited lpn school so I feel I'm stuck with this only option. Also if anyone is aware of accredited schools in my area please let me know. Thanks for your time
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    Yes you want to make sure it's accredited or you may have problems getting your LPN license.
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    OP, did you check with the PA BON??


    They have a list of schools...check with their list if there is a schools that are approved in your area on their list:

    http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal..._nursing/12515

    Once you are on the website, you can search to find the list of acceptable schools, and you can specify your county.

    Hope this helps!
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    Quote from NoWomanNoCry
    My area seriously lacks anything including schools. I'm in NE Pa and so far I have been unable to find a accredited lpn program. There is a Vo Tech school in my area I been looking into and I plan on calling about, however I don't think they are accredited but its a year long program which is what I'm looking for. So my question is if someone has no plans on becoming a RN and is happy being LPN would the accreditation matter really? I just can't drive 1 1/2-2hrs each day to a accredited lpn school so I feel I'm stuck with this only option. Also if anyone is aware of accredited schools in my area please let me know. Thanks for your time
    In the state of Pa, do not worry about a school being accredited or not, you will not have a problem getting your license and if you do decide to bridge over to RN, the only thing that matters is your license. The only good thing about going to an accredited lpn program is transfering a&p but many lpn to rn bridge programs wont let you transfer them anyway. Good Luck.
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    You should be fine. The vast majority of LPN programs in the US lack accreditation. You will be eligible for licensure upon graduation as long as the program you attend is approved to operate by the PA Board of Nursing.

    People fail to realize there's a difference between approval and accreditation. Nursing programs only need to be approved to operate in the state in which they're located, but they do not need to be accredited. The accreditation process is purely voluntary.
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    Thank you so much for all the advice! Do you think if I ever moved back to my home state of Texas I would still be able to hold my lpn license?
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    Quote from NoWomanNoCry
    Thank you so much for all the advice! Do you think if I ever moved back to my home state of Texas I would still be able to hold my lpn license?
    The Texas Board of Nursing will grant you an LVN license (we're called LVNs in Texas, BTW) as long as your nursing program was approved to operate in your state of origin. So if the PA Board of Nursing approved the LPN program that you attend, then Texas will approve of it as well.
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    Great! Thanks so much for all the help.
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    Some of the bridge programs I have looked into require that you have graduated from an accredited LPN program to even apply. I would look into it just in case you want to move up to RN.
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    Thanks...I will look into that as well.


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